**15 FEB - LATEST UPDATE CIRCULAR - CLICK HERE
ASRL Open Entry
Dates: Friday 16 to Sunday 18 Feb
Location: Elouera Sydney
You can find the draft program of events by clicking HERE
Entries close: Friday 2 Feb
Cost: $40 per head
U19 Rowers: Free entry and free ASRL Membership
Late Entries: Friday 9 Feb carries a late fee making entry $60 per head
Payment: Clubs/Crews will be invoiced on entry and full payment must be received prior to racing commencing as a requirement of entry
Singlets & Caps: If you haven’t already received your new racing singlet and cap they will be available for collection at the Open. To collect you MUST have sent the attached sizing spreadsheet to include all crews per club at the time of entry. Your gear will then be bagged and ready for collection at the Open. You can find the size spreadsheet by clicking HERE(Excel or other.xlsx software required)
Special parking and unloading requirements will be in play and will be advised closer to the date.
It is planned to run the two Areas directly to the South and North of the Elouera clubhouse. Warmup areas are going to be a tight issue to manage so your cooperation with the Referees will be appreciated and will help with keeping to program.
*The ASRL Committee has issued a PRE-COMP NEWSLETTER - You can CLICK HERE to read the online version.
ASRL Open - Overall Information
v Wow just on 320 crew entries will be a massive event
v Good numbers in each Division
v Masters entries are static so the increase has come across the divisions with Open Female down from 34 to 26 and U19 Female up from 15 to 24
v The minimum number of races every crew will enjoy is three
v The start times are looking like 7.30 each day and will be confirmed on the ASRL Website and Team Navy ASRL Facebook in the days prior to the event
v Even with a 7.30 start we are still going to be racing after 5 on both Friday and Saturday and that is allowing for a 7-minute race turnaround time so every competitor will need to work with the Officials to achieve this or we finish in the dark
v It is great to have the crew entry numbers but to complete the program giving every crew the best experience in just three days is a massive task so if everyone pulls together it can be done.
v Area splits are now being developed and will be available on the Website and Navy ASRL Facebook
v We are Block racing and the draft program can be seen by clicking HERE
v Like always we are dealing with Surf so the Referee and Competition Committee will have the final say on necessary changes but hopefully none will be required
EVENT MAP: You can DOWNLOAD THE PARKING MAP ABOVE BY CLICKING HERE
EVENT RULES: You can DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE EVENT RULES BY CLICKING HERE
2018 TEAM NAVY ASRL OPEN AREA SPLITS
Here are the AREA SPLITS for the 2018 Team Navy ASRL Open! Thanks to our carnival referee Tamara Brawn for assisting with this process.
AREA ONE - NORTH
Alexander Headland SLSC
MacMasters Beach SLSC
Palm Beach NSW
Palm Beach QLD
AREA TWO (SOUTH)
City of Perth
Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc
North Curl Curl
South Curl Curl
South Port SA
Wauchope Bonny Hills
MASTERS - AREA TWO (SOUTH)
Alexandra Headland SLSC
Avalon Beach SLSC
Avoca Beach SLSC
Batemans Bay SLSC
Brighton SLSC (SA)
Broulee Surfers SLSC
City of Perth SLSC
Coolum Beach SLSC
Kempsey-Crescent Head SLSC
Noosa Heads SLSC
North Cronulla SLSC
North Steyne SLSC Inc.
Ocean Beach SLSC
Port Kembla SLSC
St Kilda LSC
Wanda SLSC Inc
Williamstown Swimming and LSC (Inc.)
12 Feb 2018 - ASRL Committee Event Update
ASRL message re forward planning of the 2018 Navy ASRL Open in the case of a forced location change:
The key for us is to not panic but to have some developed options that can be circulated before crews reach the beach. We must not lose sight that we a surf sport and at times conditions can be tough, we shouldn’t as our first option be looking to run away from surf based off the back of our lowest dominator.
The options as we currently them:
- The surf behaves and we stay and run to program
- We trust the forecast and shift the show on the day or days when the prediction is out of control
- We run some divisions all the way to finals if that matches the forecast
- We shift some divisions to some flatter locations and complete their program or shift them back for finals dependant on forecast
- In the event of time issues because of the size of the surf we revert to elimination plus repechage system allowing a minimum of two rows
A combination of the above will get us out of trouble if required but the pressure will go onto the back of beach detail.
With this information you will also see
- our backup beach plan and this can shift further north if required
- the surf report and comment as of early Monday 12 Feb. 18
Remember we are dealing with a sever weather event way out at sea so anything can change and we are doing our best to stay across the available information and will make the best decisions we can but you will be racing and you may be racing in big surf so our best advice is to come prepared.
Let’s hope this additional preparation is all wasted and the surf gods leave us be.
Please keep watching the ASRL Website and ASRL Facebook for updates and information as we have it and remember surf is the first part of the word surfboat.